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Dolores Fiorentino
HELLERTOWN
Dolores Fiorentino, 90, of Hellertown, passed away of natural causes on May 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg.
She was the loving wife of the late James A. Fiorentino. Born in Mahanoy City, she was one of nine children of Regina and John A. Malinowski. She is survived by: son James R. Fiorentino of Bethlehem, son John Fiorentino and his wife Dijana, of San Diego, California, son Daniel Fiorentino of Bangkok, Thailand, daughter Maryanne Ruffer, of Hellertown, and son Michael and his wife Rebecca of Morton, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Kerri Ruffer, Julia Lueker, Jackson and Jonathan Fiorentino, Joshua, Wesley, Samuel and Jeremy Fiorentino; great-grandchildren Charlotte, Jack and Frances; siblings Leonard Malinowski, Joan DiSalle, Daniel Malinowski, and John P. Malinowski; and many nieces and nephews.
Dolores (known by friends and family as Lori) graduated two years early from high school. She worked as a hotel clerk and a Western Union telegram agent briefly in early adulthood. She was employed later as a seamstress and then at Bethlehem Steel where she worked primarily in the beam yards. She was a proud union member. Dolores attended St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Hellertown for over 50 years, where she served many years in the Ladies' Guild, and for a time in the Choir.
Dolores is beloved by her family and friends and was renowned for her generosity and energy even into her late 80s. She took up swimming in middle age and engaged in the activity at the YMCA for decades until 2019. In her later years, her hobby had been to set up a stall at the Saylorsburg Flea Market which she greatly enjoyed. She was a tremendous baker, a crossword expert and a formidable scrabble player.
Family and friends are invited to a guided remembrance from attendees' cars on Wednesday May 27, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main Street, Hellertown. Immediately following the visitation, a private service will be held and streamed on Facebook live. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com. A celebration of Dolores will be held at a future date for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the World Food Program USA (www.wfpusa.org).

Heintzelman Funeral Home
326 Main St.
Hellertown, PA 18055
(610) 838-0521

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Published in The Express Times on May 22, 2020.
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May 29, 2020
Jim and Maryanne and siblings. Delores was a kind neighbor and friend and very supportive to my mother, Frances, after we children all left home. She, your late dad, and all of you were our backyard neighbors as I grew up; she was friendly, helpful, and always cheery when she passed through our yard to visit our other neighbor, Olga. She was a good mother to all of you. She will be missed.
Marian Korpics Aranyos
Marian Aranyos
Friend
May 27, 2020
Mike and family,

I wanted to send my condolences for the loss of your Mother. I remember coming to your house when we were young kids at St Theresa and your Mom was the nicest person to me (especially making us lunch of hot dogs!). These are memories I will never forget even after so many years. May God rest her soul with your Dad and bless your family.

Peace and Love,

John & Deborah Pavis, Henry, Charlie, and George
John Pavis
Friend
May 26, 2020
May Our loving Lord Jesus bless and comfort you through this sad time. I loved Lori and very much enjoyed being in her company. Our family has fond memories of your mother and father. I will miss her .
Joanne Tallarico Collura
Friend
May 26, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Lori always appeared to be armed with a delicious homemade dessert to share, a quick wit and a readiness to engage in deep conversation on a wide range of topics. She was so well loved and will be greatly missed!
Rachel R
Family
May 23, 2020
To Jim--My sincere sympathy to you and your family on this difficult loss. It is obvious that Dolores was a special person. It shows in her smile. And it shows in the beautiful tribute you've written for us all to see and admire in her. I know you have the comfort of family, and many wonderful memories to comfort you also.
Ruth Marcon
Friend
May 22, 2020
Sorry to hear about your wonderful Mothers passing. She was so kind to me and my brothers and sisters way back when all of us hung around together. She will be missed, again a wonderful lady
Jim Kolesnik
Friend
May 22, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. We have such fond memories of she and your Dad, growing up. On behalf of The Tallarico Family, we offer our heartfelt condolences, during this sorrowful time. God Bless You All
Rose Tallarico-Brantingson
Friend
May 22, 2020
Michael my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You always shared such great stories about your mom.
Anne H Hammersmith
May 22, 2020
Jim, Julia, and families,
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
May this great lady Rest In Peace.
Jerry and Marie Kresge
Marie Kresge
Friend
May 22, 2020
John our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I met your mom at Musikfest and I remember a sweet, energetic woman. May she Rest In Peace.
Sharon Friedman
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May 22, 2020
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